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Lactic Acid 80%
Lactic Acid belongs to a class of chemicals known as Alpha hydroxy acids. Alpha hydroxy acids have been shown to promote smoother, younger looking skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal,
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CAS: 79-33-4

Product identifier : LACTIC ACID 80%

Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture: Industrial uses. Formulation [mixing] of preparations.

Precautionary Statements:

  • Wear protective gloves/eye protection/face protection.
  • IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of water.
  • IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
  • Take off contaminated clothing and wash it before reuse.
  • Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor

In emergency dial 111, and then ask for Fire, Ambulance or Police as necessary

In case of poisoning phone National Poisons Centre – 0800 764 766

First aid measures

Consumption     If swallowed, rinse mouth with water. Seek medical advice immediately and show this container or label. Do NOT induce vomiting.
Eye contact First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Inhalation  Remove person to fresh air and keep at rest.
Skin contact Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention

Firefighting measures

Extinguishing media    Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder or appropriate foam. For safety reasons do not use full water jet.
Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture     Not applicable
Advice for firefighters 

In case of fire in the surrounding area, follow the recommendations below:

  • Closed containers may build up pressure at elevated temperatures.
  • Prevent run-off from fire fighting to enter drains or water courses.
  • Avoid inhalation of fumes or vapours. Use appropriate respiratory protection.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures     Wear appropriate gloves to prevent skin exposure. Avoid contact with skin and inhalation of its vapours or smoke. Maintain adequate ventilation in the working area after spilling.
Environmental precautions  Avoid contaminating the environment via the sewers or water sources
Methods and material for containment and cleaning  up  Cover with an inert, inorganic, non-combustible absorbent material (e.g. dry-lime, sand, soda ash). Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete. Dispose of in accordance with current laws and regulations.

Handling and storage

Precautions for safe handling      Keep away from food, drink and animal feedingstuffs. Do not smoke. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities: Keep the product in its original container well sealed,in a dry and ventilated area,away from potential sources of ignition and protected from light.Store in accordance with local/national regulations and follow the warnings on the label.

Physical and chemical properties

Description Method Typical Guaranteed Unit
Description: L (+) LACTIC ACID 80%
Stereochemical Purity Min 97.0 %
Identification: Lactate FCC Passes Test
Colour, Fresh Max 30 APHA
Colour after 6 months Max 30 APHA
Assay Min 80.0 %
Density @ 20 deg C 1.18 - 1.20 g/ml
Sulphate Max 0.25 %
Heavy metals Max 0.001 %
Iron Max 10 mg/kg
Arsenic Max 0.0001 %
Chloride Max 0.001 %
Residue on Ignition Max 0.1 %
Cyanide Max 5 mg/kg
Citric, Oxalic, Phosphoric or Tartaric Acid FCC Passes Test
Mercury, Hg Max 1 mg/kg
Cadmium, Cd Max 1 mg/kg
Lead Max 0.5 mg/kg
Sugars FCC Passes Test
Conforms to FCC10 Conforms

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